It’s the end of the school year. I’ve started asking my high school students informally what they wish would’ve been different in math this year. It’s my first year of teaching so the list is going to be long.
Among the things I’ve heard: Less lecturing, less homework, more review time before tests, more going outside.
One student, who likes to crack jokes in class, said: “Different teacher!”
(One student won’t be passing my class…)
Anyway, I’m bracing myself for what they say. I know it’ll help me out in the long run. It’s constructive criticism.
I should do the same thing for this blog.
I’m a big boy. I can take this.
Some of you aren’t too happy with the postings lately. And if you’re not satisfied with it, then I’m doing something wrong. At least, I’m not doing what I want to be doing. If you can find certain posts on other websites, I don’t need to be repeating them here. Certainly not in the same tone you might find elsewhere.
What do I want to be doing? I want to focus on positive atheism and meaningful dialogue between theists and atheists.
I haven’t been doing a good job of that.
I explain some of this in more depth in my own comment in the forum thread (along with other comments I’m making here).
So I’ll put the questions out there:
What needs to change on this blog?
What do you want to see more of?
What do you never want to see?
Ultimately, this is my site, and I’ll put whatever I want on it. But I don’t want to alienate readers for no reason. And I want more people — especially those on the fence between being religious and not — to feel comfortable reading and commenting here.
I know I have done a few things rather well, and I should continue that. But I also know some postings just make fun of religion with no redeeming quality. And I know some things I find funny might not be so funny to others.
Except for the baby jokes. Those are always funny.
I want to fix the problems, though.
Please help me out and let me know what you’d like to see changed.